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500 students attend WKU’s annual Journalism Scholars Day

Journalism Scholars Day, a 42-year tradition at WKU, attracted 500 Kentucky high school journalism students and more than 20 media advisers from 18 schools across the state to campus on Oct. 24. The four-hour conference included a scholarship writing contest and the Mark of Excellence yearbook awards ceremony as well as breakout sessions with topics […]

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NIRSA honors WKU’s director of Intramural-Recreational Sports

Steve Rey, Director of Intramural-Recreational Sports at WKU, has been recognized by the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) for his work in collegiate recreation. At the 2014 NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Exposition, Rey was recognized for serving as the Region II Representative and Chair of the NIRSA Member Network. The NIRSA Member […]

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Winter Term celebrating 10 years; program ‘a resounding success’

WKU Winter Term is celebrating 10 years in January. Winter Term began offering the three-week courses in January 2006. Since then, WKU Winter Term has offered nearly 600 courses, serving more than 18,000 students. Dr. Beth Laves, Associate Vice President Extended Learning & Outreach, played a key role in developing the Winter Term, and she […]

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Statewide ‘Sustainability Roadshow’ Nov. 14-16 at WKU

WKU will host the 2014 Campus Community Partnerships for Sustainability (CCPS) conference Nov. 14-16 with the theme “Sustainability Roadshow” and the intent to showcase the “best of the best” sustainability practices in Kentucky higher education. The conference began in 2006 at Berea College and has been an annual gathering of sustainability minded students, faculty and […]

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Guest artist working with WKU dance students Oct. 29-Nov. 1

Guest artist Victor Alexander, director of the Ruth Page School of Dance and co-director of the Ruth Page Civic Ballet, will be working with WKU dance students Wednesday-Saturday (Oct. 29-Nov. 1). Alexander joined the artistic and administrative team of Chicago’s Ruth Page Center for the Arts in the summer of 2013 and is continuing a […]

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24 students are candidates for 2014 Homecoming queen at WKU

Twenty-four students are candidates for 2014 Homecoming queen at WKU. The queen will be crowned at halftime of WKU’s Homecoming game against UTEP on Nov. 8. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Candidates will participate in numerous activities during Homecoming Week including a fall social on Nov. 2, an interview […]

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WKU forensics team wins at events in West Virginia & Nebraska

WKU forensics team members traveled to West Virginia and Nebraska the weekend of Oct. 25-26 to take part in two tournaments. In Huntington, West Virginia, the WKU team won the combined team sweepstakes award for debate and individual events, and also received the Quality Award. This award ranks teams according to a team’s combined success, […]

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WKU’s annual United Way campaign continues through Oct. 31

WKU’s annual United Way campaign will continue through Friday (Oct. 31) as coordinators continue to work hard to solicit donations from WKU faculty and staff for the local United Way of Southern Kentucky’s funded programs. In 2013, 457 WKU employees donated $58,212 to help those in Southern Kentucky who need help most. An additional $1,579 […]

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View from the Hill – Downing Museum Reopens

One of Bowling Green’s best kept secrets is now open to the public for everyone to enjoy.  Amy Bingham has more on just what the Baker Arboretum and Downing Museum has to offer.

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Faculty member’s ballet selected for Chicago company’s repertory

A work choreographed by Eric Rivera, Assistant Professor of Dance at WKU, has been selected for the company repertory of Inaside Dance Company. The ballet called Contratiempo, which uses passionate Spanish guitar and strong Japanese drums, was originally created for the WKU Evening of Dance in spring of 2013. In the summer, the ballet was […]

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Board of Regents to meet Oct. 31

The WKU Board of Regents will hold its fourth quarterly meeting at 9 a.m. Oct. 31 in the Martin Regents Room, Mass Media and Technology Hall on the Bowling Green Campus. Agenda materials are available at http://www.wku.edu/regents/. Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295.

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Department of Modern Languages to present Russian Week Oct. 27-31

The campus and community are invited to learn about and celebrate Russian culture as WKU’s Department of Modern Languages hosts Russian Week Oct. 27-31. Faculty with expertise in Russian language, culture and history will present a variety of topics, including animation, film, music and folklore. All events are free and will begin at 7 p.m. […]

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